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Old 01-29-2013, 09:47 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by JagLite View Post
Neat way to visualize forms by using foam.
I just finished making a fiberglass gas tank and now I want to make a metal one.
I hate grinding fiberglass....

Looking forward to the continuing saga
Thanks for the interest folks!

Jag, I've been a fan of Evan Wilcox's work since I first saw his work in the 90's. Here is a shot my friend Paul took of Evan's Ducati 250/350 on the last Moto Melee here in California. Evan has devoted a lot of love and practice to the art of making tanks out of aluminum...



It's Evan's work that lead me away from fiberglass in the first place. I've got a ton of experience casting elements (although not all lay-in like glass), but the idea of riding around on an all aluminum ride is SO much more appealing to me! I took Evan's at the Crucible here in Oakland last year, but Nemo just started practicing. So I'd say get a hammer and a bag and a metal surface for flattening (like a trailer hitch or a dolly) and you should be all set. Nemo collected all his tools from salvage yards, dumps and flea markets for cheap, so it doesn't have to be an expensive hobby, if you don't make it one!
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